How did we come to this?

For several months, we’ve been bombarded with so much hatred that we thought was in our past. We’ve heard declarations of making America great AGAIN,...

Labor nominee is bad news in a slick package

By the time you read this, Alexander Acosta, the president’s nominee for secretary of labor, is likely to have been confirmed by the full...

Trump administration plays ‘night games’


I’ve always heard that, “What goes on in the dark comes out in the light.” That statement is indicative of the faith that our...

There’s too much at stake


My heart, condolences and prayers reach out to all affected by Hurricane Harvey. Generous estimates suggest recovery will extend for months and possibly years. These...

Watch your mouth: Dental health and nutrition

From the time I was a little girl to just a day or so ago, someone has always told me to watch my mouth. Why?...

Political action, infinite hope must outweigh anti-democratic forces

Anti-democratic forces have penetrated American politics, and those forces have the potential to breed widespread hopelessness and political apathy.  For example, gerrymandering – the partisan...

Congress urges action against payday lenders

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) will provide $32 million in relief to consumers who were caught in a maze of charges and fees designed...

Trump’s travel ban betrays American values


As a Republican candidate running for the nation’s highest office, Donald Trump promised an enthusiastic crowd of supporters that in the wake of the...

Will Trump respond to famines in Africa?

REP. KAREN BASS TRICE EDNEY NEWS WIRE Our world stands at a crossroads. Twenty million people stand at risk of starvation at the hands of what...

Trump’s lies never seem to stop

I’m a product of the Southern experience. Many of my views are shaped by the “mother wit” and logic learned growing up there. There’s...

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